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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Pope Francis encounters the poor at Catholic Charities
Like Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address, Pope Francis gave brief and simple message when he came to pray over the lunch of 300 Catholic Charities clients in downtown Washington on Sept. 24.
Pope Francis, ‘pastor from South,’ encourages U.S. bishops to be pastors
Addressing more than 300 of the nation’s Catholic bishops as a “pastor from the South,” and a calling himself a “brother among brothers,” Pope Francis encouraged the bishops in all areas of their ministry and reminded them to always joyfully proclaim the Risen Christ to their flocks.
Tens of thousands line Washington streets to greet Pope Francis
After visiting the White House and receiving an official welcome by President Barack Obama, Pope Francis took to the streets of Washington Sept. 23, to receive the welcome of tens of thousands of Catholics and others.
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Fidelity, truth, love must guide Church outreach to families, pope says
In a world filled with challenges to marriage and family life, the Catholic Church is called “to carry out her mission in fidelity, truth and love,” Pope Francis said at the Mass opening the world Synod of Bishops on the family.
At Red Mass
At the 63rd annual Red Mass, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory told worshippers they had gathered to invoke the Holy Spirit’s guidance and support for those in the legal profession that they may “reach greater wisdom” in their honorable work of administering justice, which must always include the right to religious freedom.
White House welcome
Welcoming Pope Francis to the White House on Sept. 23, President Barack Obama praised the pontiff for his “message of love and hope (that) has inspired so many people across our nation and around the world.”
Walking the Walk with Francis
During Masses on the weekend of Sept. 5-6, members of parishes across the Archdiocese of Washington took the Walk with Francis Pledge to honor Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the nation’s capital. Students at Catholic schools have also begun taking the pledge. Here are some examples of the many thousands of people who have taken the Walk with Francis Pledge.
Our Lady’s Church in Medley’s Neck marked a double milestone Aug. 16 with a Mass observing the 250
anniversary of the parish and officially installing Father John Nguyen as its pastor.
St. John Vianney Parish marks 50 years of prayer, service and family fun
Welcoming people to the 50
anniversary Mass of St. John Vianney Parish in Prince Frederick on Aug. 2, Father Peter Daly noted, “This is a great occasion. Fifty years of prayer, faith and grace in this place.”
‘A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope’
Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope
is an up-close and personal look into the life of our Holy Father. This special collection of photos takes the reader on a journey to Rome and beyond, imparting a rare and intimate glimpse into papal life. Accompanied by engaging stories and insights by religious scholar and church historian Father Michael Collins, Pope Francis comes to life through the beautiful photography of fifth generation Vatican photographer Rodolfo Felici.
Living God’s Love in the Social Media Age
When Pope Francis visited us at Saint John Paul II Seminary
‘The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World’
Pope Francis earlier this week convened the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. This ecclesiastical institution was originally established by Blessed Pope Paul VI 50 years ago last month with the publication of his apostolic letter
to periodically offer advice to the Holy Father on issues he would select. The topic of this latest Synod, which concludes on October 25, is “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World.”
The view from the popemobile
“Blessed are You, Lord God of All Creation”
Principal of the Year
As a child, Father Andrew White, S.J. School principal Linda Maloney would sit her three younger brothers down and have them play school with her. On Sept. 30, one of her brothers was able to come back to her school, but this time to congratulate her for winning the 2015 Principal of the Year Award for the Archdiocese of Washington.
True blue school: Cardinal Hickey Academy named a National Blue Ribbon School
A ‘banner day’ for Our Lady of Lourdes School
Five ways to be a great explorer
Moving out of our comfort zones is never easy, but imagine the amazing things we could discover if we let ourselves be explorers. In the spirit of Christopher Columbus, I offer you five ways to be a great explorer.
Walking the ‘Walk with Francis’
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Pope Francis greets people at Catholic Charities
Pope Francis departs Apostolic Nunciature
Pope Francis arrives in Washington
St. Mary of the Mills parish center dedication
Installation of Fr. Defayette at Church of the Resurrection
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